Department of Labor and Industry

Incumbent Worker Training Program

Incumbent Worker Training is an employer-sponsored program that provides grant funding to assist eligible Montana small businesses offset the cost of training for their existing (incumbent) workers. Its intent is to create a stronger workforce through developing employees and strengthening small business for Montana residents.

Maximum Award Amount

Up to $2,000 per employee

Cost Matching

20% training fees match; 20% in-state travel match and 50% out-of-state travel match

Eligible Applicants

Qualifying businesses have no more than 50 employees statewide, have operated in Montana for at least one year and are registered with the Secretary of State.  Qualifying permanent employees with an average of 20+hours/week and have completed 6-months of employment.

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